Orange County Business Journal

TOURISM AND MEDIA

Recent and archived news stories on: Airports, Conventions, Entertainment, Hotels, Gaming, Restaurants, Sports, Theme Parks, Travel...
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Anaheim Tax Break to Luxe Hotels

Walt Disney Co. in Burbank and affiliates of Hong Kong-based Wincome Group will divvy up $560 million in tax money to be reimbursed over 20 years for building three luxury hotels in Anaheim.

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Rams to Summer at UCI

The Los Angeles Rams will hold the team’s annual summer training camp at University of California-Irvine for the next three years.

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Choreographer Joins UCI Arts School

International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor.

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Media Shipper to Top $1B in Revenue

Alliance Entertainment Corp. said it bought the retail music distribution business of Anderson Merchandisers in a deal that would push Alliance revenue above the $1 billion mark. A purchase price wasn’t disclosed.

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JWA in Travel Mag Top 10

John Wayne Airport nabbed a top-10 ranking of domestic airports as chosen by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine—the only California airport on the list.

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New OC News Website To Launch

Los Angeles Times Community News, based in Fountain Valley, announced today that it will launch a website and email newsletter devoted to Orange County starting July 6.

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Coastal SoCal Magazine on Horizon

Firebrand Media LLC in Laguna Beach will launch Pacific Coast magazine in September to cover the “iconic West Coast lifestyle” from Baja to British Columbia, according to Chief Executive Steve Zepezauer.

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JWA Traffic Up in May

John Wayne Airport had nearly 950,000 passengers in May—up 13% compared with the same month last year, when about 840,000 passengers passed through its gates.

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China-Based Hotel Buyer in GG Resort Deal

SCG America has been named to develop the Grove District Hotel Resort Development, a stalled 5-acre resort with up to 769 rooms and 39,000 square feet of meeting space in Garden Grove, a press release said.

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Ex-Freedom Exec Spitz to Mercury

Eric Spitz, the former president and chairman of Freedom Communications, has opened an Orange County office for New York-based Mercury, a public relations firm known for work in politics and public affairs.

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HB Tourism Strong in 2015

Visit Huntington Beach reported a strong year for tourism and hotels in the city for 2015.

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Visit HB to Market ‘Soul of SoCal’

Visit Huntington Beach plans to promote Surf City USA under the phrase, ‘The Soul of SoCal.’

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Slapfish Plans 50 Sites

Slapfish LLC plans franchised locations in six states.

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Knott’s Eyes Land for Parking

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park plans to buy 1.1 acres for $250,000 as part of a $5 million expansion of its Soak City water park by May 2017.

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PHG in Deals for AC Irvine, Tempe

An affiliate of Irvine’s Pacific Hospitality Group is in deals for two AC Hotels—a 176-room property currently under construction at the Park Place mixed-use campus near John Wayne Airport and a recently opened location in Tempe, Ariz.—from Woodbine Development Corp. and USAA.